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heads. Baksi Triambaka Ravu fled with the survivors to
Nawab Mir Jumla Sayyid Muhammad. Then Matla Ananta-
rajayya reflected thus: i{ We cut off the heads of the sardars
who belong to the rank of subedfirs. The invader is a power-
ful man. To oppose and fight against the army of the Nawab,
we have no strength. If we remain in our own place, with the
inmates of the zenana until the arrival of Nawab Mir Jumla him-
self, our honour cannot be preserved. It is, therefore, proper
that we should flee from this place, If we are destined to rule
again, we shall do so, in course of time, by the help of the"
Then he consulted with the most important men (around)
him, and migrated to Ikkeri-Basavapuram in the western
country, accompanied by the women of his zenana and his
principal relations.
Nawab Mir Jumla Sayyid Muhammad then marched with
his army to Siddhavatam, where he posted a garrison and
entrusted the territory which had hitherto acknowledged the
sway of the Matla chiefs to Triambaka Sankaraji Pant.
Kaifiy&t of Cit^i-vlli : L. R. 22, pp 223-26.
The brave Velugoti Singa, son of Venkatadhipa, at the
behest of Araviti Srirangaraya, completely defeated the
Grolkonda army sent by the Malaka at the battle of Venganti-
ceruvu, driving his elephant on the forces of the enemy
unmindful of their sharp arrows, bnllets5 lances and swords
and cavalry (1). He massacred the siledars, the vajris, the
dtmedars, the khajis, the Mans, the sardars and the sayyids (2),
thus recalling to memory Lord Siva, the destroyer oi
Daksa and of the three cities; Rama the slayer of Ravana
and Bhimasena, the vanquisher of the Kaurava forces (8).